RASMALAI – A ROYAL DESSERT

Rasmalai
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Rasmalai, a dessert originating from the land of the Royal Bengal Tiger is worthy of being served to Royalty! If you have ever had one, you would agree with me that this decadent melt-in-your-mouth dessert instills awe in you and gives you a feeling of “it must be complicated to make this”! Honestly, making this at home is a cake walk and will cost you a tiny fraction of the store-bought version. This simple procedure results in cottage cheese (1st picture) but has excess water for a dessert. Once the excess is squeezed out, you get a firm but moldable… Continue reading

STUFFED BELL PEPPERS (CAPSICUM) IN A CASHEW-ONION SAUCE

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HAPPY NEW YEAR! This less-than-a-tbsp-oil Stuffed Bell Peppers/Capsicum in a health nut (cashew)-onion sauce is the perfect beginning to the first weekend of 2014. Super healthy, low cal yet a perfect weekend brunch/dinner. Quite an elaborate dish but I promise you, it is going to be totally worth the effort! I have come to realize that recipe writing is no piece of cake. Allow me to show you. Check out this picture below, the main ingredient of this dish. It took me a while to decide the title for this recipe because I did not know what to call it!… Continue reading

TANDOORI MUMMIES – A HALLOWEEN PARTY RECIPE

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They were so yum and beautiful that I vow to recreate this recipe for Tandoor Mummies every Halloween! 😀 My silly jokes and pledges aside, I am sure your Halloween will get more spooky and spicy with these delightful mummies. As much as I have been trying to get back to regular blogging, vacation with family is not helping my cause! Everything in India is lived on a grand scale, be it your neighbour’s broken kitchen appliance or a nephew scoring a top grade at school. Amidst all the beautiful chaos, the great Indian festival of Diwali visits us. With… Continue reading

LASOONI METHI PANEER | CHEESE IN A GARLIC CURRY

Lasooni Methi Paneer
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This Lasooni Methi Paneer is by far one of the best curries I’ve ever had! With coconut milk creating a creamy yet light texture, this one, I promise, is better than that you would get at any top-notch Indian restaurant. I was doing some casual reading the other day and I came across an article that said that most couples share a similar gene pool and they start to look more like each other with time. Their life experiences mold their physical appearances. This article had also had a photograph of an old married couple who, I swear, looked like… Continue reading

VEGETABLE JALFREZI | INDIAN STYLE STIR FRY

Vegetable Jalfrezi
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There are days when your refrigerator is brimming away with fresh vegetables that you procured from your favorite store and then there are days when the refrigerator puts on a brave face even though it is all empty and has nothing to offer. Now, Vegetable Jalfrezi is a recipe you want to make in the former scenario. Contradictory to the common perception, Indian food is not all curry. As matter of fact, most dishes do not even include what you call the “curry powder” in it. Nevertheless, I understand how one could classify any Indian recipe as curry. A tiger… Continue reading

CHILI PANEER| ASIAN STYLE COTTAGE CHEESE STIR FRY

Chili Paneer
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Previous to this, I lived in Atlanta for sometime. The Coca Cola factory there allows visitors sample this huge variety of Coke they manufacture for each Nation. Some of those flavours tasted so weird, I wonder how their sales manage to be on the higher end of the spectrum! A few moments later, my brain answered my question. That’s the way people there like it! Why did I bring this whole Coca Cola story up in this post? Because that’s what Indians do with world food (I cant speak for the rest of the world but I sure know this… Continue reading

ALOO NAZAKAT | TANDOORI CURRIED POTATOES

Aloo Nazakat
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I love dishes which have names that are hard to pronounce. I know it sounds ridiculous but I always had this notion that if the name sounds so exotic, the dish must have some rich history and by default, it has to taste amazing! 😀 I have been proved wrong sometimes but not with this one! Aloo Nazakat is truly a divine dish! Crisp potato shells stuffed with cottage cheese, marinated with spices and baked…. I don’t think I should talk more. Jumping straight ahead to the recipe for Aloo Nazakat PrintALOO NAZAKAT | TANDOORI CURRIED POTATOED Prep Time: 20… Continue reading